Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dragon Boating

We won, we won, we won…  Edinburgh took on Godlcoast at Dragon Boating and we beat them, cue large celebratory drinks and a few hangovers. Thanks to Baz’s sister Nicky and her husband Paul we had the chance to spend … Continue reading

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Assistant Engineer

I think there must be something wrong with me…  I am quite excited and proud of the pump action on the newly serviced heads!  Now there is a statement I never thought I’d hear myself say.  One thing I had thought … Continue reading

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The Best Nights Out Are The Unplanned Ones…

You know, the ones where you say to your friends, “let’s have one cheeky drink” and they turn into a fabulous day of assorted drinks, good banter and many great stories that you relive for a while afterwards. Add in … Continue reading

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Storm Chasing!!!

Woo hoo, we are back under sail and making 10 knotts. It is such a pleasure to be returning to what we set out to do (ie sail!); the boat is relaxed, the helming much more enjoyable, the saloon much … Continue reading

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Pirate Territory

‘Aarrr me hearties’, we are crossing from the Celebes Sea through the Basialian Straights and into the Sulu Sea all under engine sadly. We have rendezvoused with 2 other yachts and are travelling in convoy over glassy seas with only … Continue reading

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Equator Crossing

Today was yet another day of squalls and sunshine for us. This is becoming a bit of a lottery on a number of levels. First of all there is the ‘what to wear dilemmas’ – full foulies to stay dry … Continue reading

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That Holiday Feeling

This leg so far has been quite a contrast to the others. So much so, that I feel like I’m on holiday. Instead of boiling seas, cold nights, taking drenching waves over the deck, howling winds and a hectic and … Continue reading

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Daily Life

It’s becoming a bit of a cult on board the ‘purple beastie’ writing our daily blogs (the avid follower may notice that sometimes my boat blog and this one can be quite similar!), we all enjoy both writing the blogs … Continue reading

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Hello from the South Pacific

We have made it through Cyclone Alley unscathed, become damp in the Monsoon Trench (over 9,000m deep!) and navigated a route avoiding the numerous thunderstorms we have been surrounded by (it’s amazing seeing lightening in the clouds ahead of you, … Continue reading

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Bobbing Around

More updates to follow shortly but I cannot resist sharing this one with you. This was written by Daisy/Trinngg for our boat blogs and it sums up quite nicely our bobbing around in the tropics… “Hello dear reader and welcome … Continue reading

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